Add Coach of the Year to the List of 2018 Accomplishments
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 2, 2019
The Chicago Bears swept the NFL Coaching awards. First-year Head Coach Matt Nagy was named Coach of the Year by the Associated Press. The creator of #ClubDub was not alone. Former Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio was named Assistant Coach of the Year. Nagy has created a culture at Halas Hall that has the Windy City rocking!
“I want to thank the AP for selecting me as the Coach of the Year for 2018, especially considering the other deserving coaches who had outstanding seasons,” Nagy said during his acceptance speech. “This recognition is not about me, it is about our coaching staff, our players, the entire organization and the great Chicago Bears fans. We won this together as a family.”
The Patriots appeared to be the biggest benefactors of the distinguished awards. The “Best Coaching Staff” of 2018 provided the blueprint for stopping the high-powered Rams offense. In Week 14, the Bears held the Rams to six points stifling one of the leagues most potent offenses. The Bears held L.A. to 214 total yards. New England won the Super Bowl holding the Rams to three points. Coach Belichick, you are welcome.
All jokes aside, Nagy has set the bar extraordinarily high. The Bears have their work cut out for themselves. The tremendous turnaround, a 12-win season, and the No. 1 ranked defense must improve and find sustainability. All the accolades in the NFL do not dismiss an early exit in this year’s playoff season. All signs point to continued success given the roster, the coaching staff, and Nagy’s evolution throughout his first season.
Let’s take a moment and enjoy this one. But now… The Chicago Bears are on the clock.
Until then, stay thirsty and BEAR DOWN! JT out.